Circus & Martial Arts

Discover your next passion in 7 Story Circus’s Handstand classes! Our course is designed to maximize skill and strength development while building confidence in one’s abilities. Starting with basic support holds and working up to full handstand positions in a very natural, stress free progression. All skill levels are welcome.
Instructor: Rikki Frances
#44775 Fridays, January 12 - March 9, 6:45 - 7:45 pm, Lewis Centre Gym, $108/9, $13/Drop-in

Activities include: aerial silks, hoop, rope & static trapeze; juggling; object manipulation; stilts, chair balance & unicycle; handstands & conditioning; partner acrobatics; improvisation & performance games! We’ll finish off the session with a show for friends and family! For beginners to pre-professionals! (OR 10+ with CIRCUS experience & permission by teacher) No class Family Day. Instructor: Kaya Kehl
#45299 Mondays, January 8 - March 19, 6:00 - 8:00 pm, Lewis Centre Gym, $200/10

This class is a non-instructional, practice space for Professional Circus Artists who are training at an advanced level. Please contact if you have any questions about whether this training space is right for you. No training February 15.
 Thursdays, January 18 - March 15, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm, Lewis Centre Gym, $4/Drop-in

For beginner - advanced aerialists. Focus is on skill & strength building, starting close to the ground, gaining height as your confidence & abilities increase. Meet others who love it, too! For info follow us at & facebook. Instructor: Kaya Kehl
#44772 Wednesdays, January 10 - March 21, 7:30 - 8:30 pm, Lewis Centre Gym, $187/11
Thursdays, #44773 January 11 - February 8, #44774 February 22 - March 22, 9:30 - 11:00 am,
Lewis Centre Gym, $125/5

Join us for fun and laughter as you develop strength, tone, flexibility and more. Try out all gymnastics equipment and work on your individual skill areas. Encouragement gives you the confidence to reach out for more. Appropriate for all, from beginner to advanced levels. Instructor: Sheri Roffey
#45149 Tuesdays, January 9 - March 20, 8:00 - 9:00 pm, Lewis Centre Gym, $88/11, $10/Drop-in

Practice more, be excellent, have fun; be inspired by others who are training and working on their skills, too! All equipment is available for practice. This is a supervised, non-instructional class open to anyone with circus &/or aerial experience. Info at & facebook. Instructor: Kaya Kehl
#44777 Fridays, January 12 - March 9, 7:45 - 8:45 pm, Lewis Centre Gym, $10/Drop-in

A separate $21 once/year 7 Story circus membership fee must be paid to instructor for all Circus, Aerial and Handstand Classes. For more information on 7 Story Circus, go to & facebook.

Get a full body workout while building new skills. Taekwondo is a Korean martial art and an Olympic sport known for its dynamic, powerful kicks. Students improve flexibility, balance, coordination and endurance. Canadian Taekwondo Federation and BC Taekwondo Federations. Instructor: Richard Dobbs
#45093 Tuesdays & Thursdays, January 16 - March 22, 7:00 - 8:00 pm, Lewis Centre MP Hall, $180/20

This class covers various scenarios of disadvantaged fighting. All techniques will be tested under pressure to solidify an appropriate response to potentially serious situations. Knowing some skills to defend yourself brings a tremendous amount of self-confidence. Instructor: Corny Martens
#45264 Saturdays, January 27, February 24 & March 24, 12:30 - 3:00 pm,
Lewis Activity Room, $75/3, $60/2, $35/1

Karate is a great way to improve overall health and fitness at any age.  Safe and encouraging practice of blocks, kicks, and punches will develop confidence and relieve stress! Courtenay Karate teaches traditional shito-ryu karate with NCCP certified instruction and expertise sanctioned by Karate Canada and Karate BC (an annual fee will be collected in class). No class Family Day. Instructor: Brenda Bombini & Todd Robertson
#45148 Mondays & Thursdays, January 8 - March 22, 7:30 - 9:15 pm, Lewis Centre MP Hall, $126/21

Qi Gong is an ancient healing art that combines flowing movements and breathe aiding in overall health. The movements come from the core and expand through the motions aiding in increased muscle strength, flexibility and sense of well-being. Instructor: Corny Martens
#45623 Tuesdays & Thursdays, January 9 - March 22, 9:00 - 9:40 am, Lewis Meeting Room, $132/22

The slow, fluid movements of Tai Chi reduce tension and stress, improves balance, coordination, and concentration, as well as muscle resiliency and joint flexibility. Tai Chi helps to increase energy and provides an overall sense of well-being. Instructor: Albert Balbo
#45150 Thursdays, January 11 - March 15, 7:15 - 8:15 pm, Lewis Meeting Room, $80/10

Derived from the martial arts, Tai Chi is composed of slow, deliberate movements, meditation, and deep breathing, which enhance physical health and emotional well-being. Tai chi improves overall fitness, coordination, and agility. No class February 21. Instructor: Ivy Wang
Wednesdays, January 10 - March 14, #45151 10:00 - 11:00 am level 1, #45152 9:00 - 10:00 am level 2
11:15 am - 12:15 pm level 3, Native Sons, $120/10

Applied Body Mechanics Ving Tsun is a tested system of Chinese Boxing that emphasizes small movements for maximum results. This class is skill-based training in an encouraging, safe and non-threatening environment. No class Family Day & February 21. Instructor: Corny Martens
#45258 Mondays & Wednesdays, January 8 - March 21, 8:00 - 10:00 pm, Native Sons Grand Hall,
Saturdays, January 13 - March 24, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm, Lewis Activity Room,
$295/3 classes/week, $220/2 classes/week, $115/1 classes/week